Brigitte Macron spotted an unexpected architectural proposal for the reconstruction of the spire of Notre-Dame-de-Paris, revealed Roselyne Bachelot.
Roselyne Bachelot lets go. The former Minister of Culture, who is no longer in government, publishes a book this Thursday, January 5, 2023 in which she looks back on her experience within the Macron government. The book is called “682” as the number of days spent in the last government in charge of Culture.
She returns in particular to the reconstruction project of Notre-Dame-de-Paris after the gigantic fire of April 2019. The renovation of the spire of the cathedral has been the subject of several proposals, classic, modern or original.
Roselyne Bachelot supports the idea of an identical reconstruction during the first meeting of the National Commission for Architecture and Heritage. The Elysée wishes, on the contrary, a more daring reconstruction: “When I return to rue de Valois, the cabinet is under stress: the Elysée dreams of an ‘architectural gesture’ and accuses me of only doing it my head”.
Brigitte Macron’s ideas for the spire of Notre-Dame de Paris… story by Roselyne Bachelot in her new book! pic.twitter.com/jxcnfWfFKd
— William Galibert (@WGalibert) January 4, 2023
A few days later, Roselyne Bachelot has lunch with Brigitte Macron. In this excerpt, spotted by the political journalist of RTL William Galibert, Roselyne Bachelot says: “I do not regret this insubordination when, having lunch a few days later with Brigitte Macron, she shows me a culminating project with a kind of erect penis, surrounded at its base by gold balls…”
Notre-Dame-de-Paris seems to have escaped a giant phallus. The spire of the cathedral will be rebuilt identically. It will peak again in the Parisian sky at the end of 2024.